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AED 200K Fine for Publishing Ads Without Permit Online 4

With millions of people logging into their social media accounts everyday, it’s not surprising that advertising has “boomed” online as well. These include advertisements for medicine and wellness products, along with different kinds of health treatments and services. ALSO READ: List of Banned Medicines in the UAE While some of these ads are legit, there are… Read More

Meet Laila the First Virtual Influencer in the Middle East 3

Do you like to follow famous personalities on social media? Are you fond of learning about the latest trends from popular “influencers” online? If so, then you should meet the Middle’s East latest Internet sensation. She is stylish, witty, gorgeous… and entirely computer generated! ALSO READ: Emirati Vlogger Defends OFWs from Kuwaiti Blogger’s Remarks Her… Read More

UAE Announces Advertising Guidelines Online and on Social Media

In recent years, the role of online advertising in marketing has expanded all over the world, including the UAE. And so, the National Media Council (NMC) has released an official guide for online advertisers, setting standards for online content as well as social media advertisements. ALSO READ: Online Media Firms Now Required to Have NMC License… Read More

Steward Put on Trial for Slamming Airline on Social Media

An airline flight steward has been accused of defamation and will be put on trial for misusing social media to attack Emirates Airlines. The accused was discovered to have posted malicious images of animals boarding on planes as well as pictures of flight stewardesses with faces of animals. ALSO READ: 5 Social Media Rules –… Read More

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Do you have friends and family back home who have always wanted to visit Dubai? Well, now is your chance to give them that dream vacation by winning two (2) free Emirates tickets!!! ALSO READ: Emirates Named World’s Safest Airlines of 2017 Through the #MyDubai initiative, Dubai Tourism has recently launched a contest, Khaleej Times reported. Simply by… Read More

A Dubai visitor has been arrested and jailed for offering obscene services online. The man, who is a 22-year-old Moroccan national, had been accused in June of promoting sexual services and prostitution thru Snapchat, as reported by Gulf News. According to a lieutenant at the Cybercrime section of Dubai Police, they came across the man’s… Read More

The UAE Cybercrimes Law prescribes rules on what we are allowed and not allowed to do online. Just recently, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree introducing changes to Federal Decree-Law No. 05 of 2012 on Combatting Cybercrimes. Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 presents amendments to Articles 26,… Read More

So far this year, the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has closed down almost 5,000 social media accounts as well as 30 websites, The National reported. For what reason, you may ask? They had been selling counterfeit or “fake” goods. Working closely with affected brands, the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection sector of the… Read More

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A beauty blogger and influencer from Kuwait is currently a subject of criticisms from many social media  users after she complained about Filipino domestic workers getting days off and keeping their passports. Kuwaiti blogger, Sondos Alqattan, shared her dismay over a recent law in Kuwait which protects rights household service workers. Also Read: Is it… Read More

Dubai Police recently arrested a man for filming and sharing a video of another man crying at a customer service centre. The video — which quickly spread online last Friday night — shows a man in tears upon learning that his relative had incurred a huge amount in traffic fines. According to The National, Dubai… Read More

In the UAE, spreading false information via social media, print, or any other means is illegal. Just recently, authorities have clarified that a video showing a man caught on fire at the Dubai Mall is not true. As a matter of fact, the incident did not happen in Dubai at all! In the video, which lasts… Read More

Spreading fake news is a criminal offense in the UAE. Anyone can get into trouble for sharing false information via social media, print, or other means. Similarly, spreading malicious information about the UAE and its leaders is considered as a very serious offense, indeed! Recently, a man was found guilty of defaming the UAE through social… Read More

The law in the UAE includes rules on going online and using the Internet. In relation to this, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued a statement, cautioning everyone against publishing or sharing fake news via social media networks. Specifically, the regulatory body put emphasis on Article 29 of Federal No. 5 of 2012,… Read More